Central Carolina students learn, earn in work program

Alvin Brown, a Work Apprentice student from Central Carolina Technical College, checks an electronic panel while working at Continental Tire. (Photo/Provided)Before they graduate, Central Carolina Technical College Industrial & Engineering Technology students are getting firsthand experience of what it’s like to work in a manufacturing facility and getting paid to do it in a new four-county economic development program.  Read More...

Duke plans cleanup of coal ash at Robinson Plant

In a filing to state regulators, Duke Energy said it will seek to permit a new landfill on its Darlington Plant property, a combustion turbine facility immediately adjacent. The new landfill will be used for coal ash that Duke plans to excavate and relocate. Read More...

S.C. Leading Index points to continued economic growth

The Leading Index of economic indicators rose 0.03 points in March to a total value of 101.89, according to an S.C. Department of Commerce report. With a value greater than 100, the index has pointed to positive economic growth in South Carolina for 40 consecutive months. Read More...

Hub at Columbia wins two innovator awards for renovation, amenities

The student apartment complex and its Chicago-based developer, Core Campus, were the recent recipients of the honors at the fifth annual Innovator Awards gala. The 850-bed high-rise, located on Main Street, is the former headquarters of SCANA Corp. Read More...

UPDATED: Richland County aims to improve business ties, recruit new companies

Richland’s economic development office has helped bring 2,600 jobs and $525 million in capital investment to the county since its inception three years ago. It is part of a larger plan to change the stigma that has followed the area for some time. Read More...


Willson Jones adds two attorneys to Columbia office

Ramie Shalabi, a former 5th District prosecutor, and Sarah Johnson, a graduate of the University South Carolina School of Law are the newest members of Willson Jones Carter & Baxley firm. Read More...

Midlands Gives 24-hour fundraiser set for Tuesday

Participants are encouraged to stop by IT-oLogy on Tuesday to support their favorite nonprofit organizations as part of the 24-hour online giving challenge. The event, which spans 11 regional counties, generated $705,000 for 150 local nonprofits last year. Read More...